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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Aug;31(8):846-9. doi: 10.1086/655017.

Chlorhexidine use in the neonatal intensive care unit: results from a national survey.

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Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA. ptamma1@jhmi.edu

Abstract

Infection prevention guidelines do not endorse chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) use in neonates who are less than 2 months old. A survey of US neonatology program directors revealed that most neonatal intensive care units use CHG, often with some restrictions. Prospective studies are needed to further address concerns regarding the safety of CHG in patients in the neonatal intensive care unit.

PMID:
20586654
PMCID:
PMC2900383
DOI:
10.1086/655017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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